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How LHS Students can Receive a Covid-19 Vaccine

How LHS Students can Receive a Covid-19 Vaccine

Alex Clark, Staff Member April 30, 2021

Many students at LHS, those 16 years or older, are now eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccine, including at a clinic being held at the school in mid-May. Students ages 16 or 17 who wish to receive a vaccination...

Libertyville High School has several solar panels installed on the northeast corner of the building, which were put in place seven years ago. These current panels do not generate a significant amount of electricity for the school.

Green Energy Continues to Expand Around the World

Jack Birmingham, Staff Member April 27, 2021

One issue that continues to draw attention globally is the sources from which we derive our energy, both now and in the future. Oil, coal and natural gas are popular examples of some of the non-renewable...

Culturally responsive teaching and leading standards adopted in Illinois

Culturally responsive teaching and leading standards adopted in Illinois

Ariella Bucio, Staff Member April 22, 2021

In mid-February, the Illinois General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules voted in favor of the Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading standards, which were then adopted by the...

In the odd school year of 2020-21, prom and graduation will be held, but they'll look a little different than normal.

Graduation and Prom Will Look Different This Year

Dino Bougiotopoulos, Staff Member April 22, 2021

As the end of the school year approaches, so do many annual events and traditions that LHS holds for its students, including prom and graduation. This year, given the circumstances of the pandemic,...

Nikki Michele is the executive director of the LGBTQ+ Center of Lake County. Currently, their meetings are all virtual, but their future plans include opening a physical space in Waukegan.

New LGBTQ+ Center opens in Lake County

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2021

When Nikki Michele and her family moved to Waukegan in September, she was struck by the lack of resources available for members of the LGBTQ+ community. In Racine, Wisconsin, where Michele and her family...

After 13 years as District 128's superintendent, Prentiss Lea is retiring on June 30.

D128 Superintendent Stepping Down After 13 Years

Liam Tucker, Data Manager April 20, 2021

After 41 years in education, including 13 years as District 128’s superintendent, Prentiss Lea is retiring at the end of this fiscal year, on June 30. Prior to joining D128, Dr. Lea spent time as...

The cafeteria is open for eating for the first time in over a year, but with many restrictions. Students must sit at separate tables six feet apart and wear masks for the duration of their lunch period unless eating.

Lunch options change with full-day instruction

Ellie George, Staff Member April 7, 2021

Since the beginning of the school year -- in the midst of a global pandemic -- the cafeteria has primarily been used as a multipurpose room for students to attend class instructed by remote teachers or...

Students pass each other on opposite sides of the hallway, making sure to follow the barrier set in place by social distancing cones.

A Look Into Hybrid Learning

Dino Bougiotopoulos, Staff Member March 18, 2021

This semester, students had the opportunity to switch to in-person learning with the implementation of District 128’s hybrid learning model. LHS is now more than one month into the new learning model,...

The owner of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Tom Lockowitz, pays to recycle cardboard and paid for a dumpster in the parking lot behind his store himself. Lockowitz also collects other recyclables in the back of the shop and brings them home to recycle properly.

MainStreet Businesses Take Recycling Into Their Own Hands

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2021

In downtown Libertyville, whether or not a business recycles is up to the building owner, either the business owner or a separate landlord. For those properties managed by a landlord, the landlord has...

Places like the Lake County Fairgrounds are currently giving out Covid-19 vaccines by appointment for those over 65, essential workers and long-term care facility residents.

Lake County Continues to Administer Vaccines, Now Including Teachers

Katherine Thomey, Staff Member March 18, 2021

Starting in late January, eligibility in Lake County for the Covid-19 vaccine extended to adults 65 and older and frontline essential workers. Those now able to receive the vaccine include public transit...

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